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  • DeMayo commented on madcow120's instructable Solar Power Bucket1 month ago
    Solar Power Bucket

    TIP: SAFETY BEFORE $AVINGSDeMayoReply2 hours agoTip: Batteries produce EXPLOSIVE GASESdo not place in sealed container where small sparks from electrical plugs and switches may ignite could maim or KILL YOUyou should never put the regulator and inverter in with the battery, even a sealed battery puts off fumes that will destroy the invert-er and other components, another reason you should never put the inverter with the batteries. is that the more power the inverter puts out the more heat it makes thus the reason for the cooling fan and if it is a small inverter it still has cooling fins that need cool air passing by them to cool the unit down. so it could burn up the inverter causing a fire,that could destroy your home, and as always when dealing with electric connections great care ...see more »TIP: SAFETY BEFORE $AVINGSDeMayoReply2 hours agoTip: Batteries produce EXPLOSIVE GASESdo not place in sealed container where small sparks from electrical plugs and switches may ignite could maim or KILL YOUyou should never put the regulator and inverter in with the battery, even a sealed battery puts off fumes that will destroy the invert-er and other components, another reason you should never put the inverter with the batteries. is that the more power the inverter puts out the more heat it makes thus the reason for the cooling fan and if it is a small inverter it still has cooling fins that need cool air passing by them to cool the unit down. so it could burn up the inverter causing a fire,that could destroy your home, and as always when dealing with electric connections great care needs to be taken to insure correct Polarityone crossed wire can cause fire or sparks that may ignite gases and EXPLODE \\ Recommend 2 separate Boxes like Marine Battery Boxes or Square Stack Boxesto separate Battery from electrical plugs and switches,110v Converters,the square Box fits better with square components like battery and converters

    Tip: Batteries produce EXPLOSIVE GASES do not place in sealed container where small sparks from electrical plugs and switches may ignite could maim or KILL YOURecommend 2 separate Boxes like Marine Battery Boxes or Square Stack Boxes to separate Battery from electrical plugs and switches,110v Converters, the square Box fits better with square components like battery and converters

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